Egyptian Art

Posted By on March 7, 2014

Although most of the initial Met acquis on Egyptian art came from private collections, almost half of the current collection came from antiquities discoveries made through excavations organized by the same museum between 1906 and 1944. a collection of Greek, Roman, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Central European, Byzantine and Islamic pieces, rare unique and fascinating works of art! The collection Egyptian antiquities comprises over 36,000 antiquities auction pieces of Egyptian art from the Paleolithic to the Roman era, almost all of them are on display in the forty museum’s Egyptian galleries. Temple of Dendur Among the most valuable pieces in the collection is a set of 24 wooden models, discovered in a tomb at Deir el-Bahri in 1920. These models represent in great detail a truly representative sample of the daily life of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt: boats, gardens and scenes of everyday life.However, antiquities dealers the popular centerpiece of the department continues to be the Temple of Dendur Dismantled by the Egyptian government to save it from rising waters caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam, the small sandstone temple was donated to the U.S. in 1965 and rebuilt at the Met in 1978. It is located in a large room, partially surrounded by a sheet of water, lighted by a large window overlooking antiquities for sale Central Park.

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